Van Noy named Lombardi Award semifinalist
PROVO, Utah -- BYU outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy was named a semifinalist for the Rotary Lombardi Award Thursday.
A candidate for many national awards, Van Noy was named to seven preseason award watch lists and has garnered preseason and midseason first-team All-America recognition in 2013 for his unique talents and stellar performances. Van Noy has recorded four sacks, 11 tackles for loss, 11 quarterback hurries, six pass breakups, one fumble recovery and one interception for a touchdown this year in addition to recording a safety among his 47 tackles.
The 6-foot-3, 245-pound senior outside backer is the only FBS player the past two seasons to record a statistic in every major defensive category while also scoring a BYU record five touchdowns as a defender over his career. He has scored a touchdown during each season at BYU, including two pick-six interception returns and three fumble recoveries for TDs, and added a safety to his points-producing resume this year.
Eight defensive and four offensive players comprise the list of 12 semifinalists for the 44th Rotary Lombardi Award. The winner will be announced Dec. 11, 2013, at an event at the Wortham Center in Houston.
The SEC Conference leads the pack with four players, followed by the Pac 12 with three, the ACC with two followed by the Big 10 and the Big 12 with one each and one Independent.
Rotary Lombardi Award Semifinalists
Anthony Barr Sr LB UCLA
Vic Beasley Jr DE Clemson
Jadeveon Clowney Jr DE South Carolina
Aaron Donald Sr DE Pittsburg
Taylor Lewan Sr T Michigan
Jake Matthews Sr T Texas A&M
CJ Mosley Sr LB Alabama
Trent Murphy Sr LB Stanford
Cyril Richardson Sr G Baylor
Michael Sam Sr DE Missouri
Kyle Van Noy Sr LB Brigham Young
David Yankey Jr T Stanford
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